Alan does not ‘do’ novels, but he sometimes thinks (wishes) to start one. Here are a few of his abandoned opening scenes.
Jackdaw Jackdaw, Editor

 He pulled himself up by his own bootstraps and that seemed to go well enough. He looked around and saw that he was still lying on his back on the beach.

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Jamie’s mother thought he was autistic so she did not listen when he tried to tell her how he felt.

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Jambalin Shelburne sounded fruity as a nutcake: ‘There is a church on our road now where people agree on reported revelations about the unprovable and develop rituals to banish that devil called Critical Thought.’ We had to laugh at him even as we brought out the restraints.

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